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What laptop will run The Sims 3 and all expansions on high with no problems?


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Initial post: 16 May 2012, 23:10:11 BST
I've been giving this some thought and decided its time to buy a new computer! I've had my current one for 6 years. It has been put through a LOT with The Sims series from 1 to 3. Lol. Besides, I'm starting to notice the flaw in having a low-end graphics card. Other than that my computer is fine, but just... a bit old! Lol.

I want some opinions on what I should get, that will enable me to play The Sims 3 (and perhaps The Sims 2) and ALL their expansions (nevermind about stuff packs, don't use them) at the highest settings etc.

I want a laptop, so I can take it out and about when I go on holidays or whereever. But I've heard laptops aren't good with Sims, but there ARE gaming laptops out there so maybe they are an exception? But I would also be happy to get another desktop but not feel fully satisfied because I cannot take it out and about.

I was thinking about getting something from the DELL range as this is my favourite type of computer brand. I found Alienware but the one I can afford has quite a small screen which looks like a netbook (or whatever they are called) and I don't really want to strain my eyes. Anyone got suggestions on a laptop that would allow me to play Sims 3 and all expansions, with no crashes, no problems, on all maxed settings and that would allow me to install CC with no lagging or whatever. I know I am very picky but I've had enough with laggy, crashing games on this PC lol. I want what I pay for.

Posted on 17 May 2012, 15:57:08 BST
L says:
i'd go for the SAMSUNG NP700G7A-S02UK, good value

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2012, 15:59:55 BST
Will that allow me to run The Sims 3 and expansions on high settings? And still run smoothly? :)

Posted on 25 Aug 2012, 23:08:55 BST
E. M. Heath says:
Try this website: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/intro.aspx It's an online programme that can tell if a) you can run computer games and b) how well.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2012, 08:59:48 BST
Jeff says:
Having read your post I would suggest a Dell Inspiron 15 15.6 inch Laptop - Black(Intel Core i5 2430M 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD±RW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit) from Amazon at UNDER £390.
The SAMSUNG NP700G7A-S02UK starts at about £1200!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2012, 14:06:27 BST
Hello Mr Heath. That's a handy site to know, thanks. But how accurate is it? I ask as it 'fails' my computer for several games that I have seen others (with the same CPU and GPU) playing - albeit at lower FPS - on Youtube (showing what it is capable of). For example 'Battlefield 3' is a definite 'fail' according to the site but - with settings turned down - seems quite playable from the vids I've seen (same with a few other games).

Posted on 7 Oct 2012, 23:00:01 BST
Miss Jones says:
Did you manage to find a good laptop?

Posted on 11 Oct 2012, 05:48:36 BST
Packard Bell EasyNote TV 15.6 -inch Laptop (Red) (AMD A10 4600 2.30GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSMDL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

This is a gaming laptop on a budget. The cpu/gpu in this cant be beaten, will play all those games plus more even the latest games at medium/high settings. its not the fastest in benchmarks. but in real world use you its all you need. dont get caught up in intel marketing hype.

Posted on 9 Apr 2014, 14:26:57 BST
Last edited by the author on 9 Apr 2014, 14:28:21 BST
Sophie Lane says:
I'm having the same problem I wanna good cheap computer that will run sims Evan if the web is bad I just want sims I don't Mind about tacking it out I don't need to xx
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